Saturday, March 19, 2011

Veggies, Cheese, and Bread

Yesterday, we got our CSA box, and I’m looking forward to a “green weekend!”

Here is what we got:
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Collard greens
  • Leaf lettuce
  • Green onions
  • Apples
  • Oranges
  • Potatoes
  • Asparagus
We also received a loaf of Nature’s Pride Hearty Wheat with Flax bread via the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program. Thank you Foodbuzz and Nature’s Pride.

I plan on using the bread in some grilled cheese sandwiches, and I’m thinking about “interesting” fillings, like olives, tomatoes, mushrooms, apples, walnuts, almonds, strawberries… We’ll see how creative I can get!

I guess I have been in a “cheesy” mood lately because I made a cheesy pasta bake yesterday. I boiled some pasta and in the meantime made a simple sauce by browning two slices of bacon and draining the extra fat. Then I added some mushrooms and three wedges of laughing cow cheese to make a sauce. I also added some pasta water to make the sauce a bit thinner. I mixed the sauce with the pasta, transferred it to a casserole dish, sprinkled it with cheese, and baked it for about 15 minutes in a 350 degree oven, until the cheese was melted. We ate the pasta with a salad. Easy comfort food! Smile

It rained all day yesterday, and there is lots more rain coming our way. Luckily, we took advantage of the dry weather on Thursday and headed to the park. I love daylight savings time!

Questions: What do you add to grilled cheese sandwiches? I’m looking for ideas. Any exciting weekend plans? 

Be well,